Many immigrants move to America in hopes of achieving the American dream. Reluctance to grant citizenship to those who work hard in our country make it difficult for in these individuals to gain wealth. In the twentieth century the economy was flourishing, making it easier for people to get jobs; nowadays, in a recession, it is hard to find a job that pays well without a higher education. All of these factors make it harder for one to achieve the American Dream. The richest people of America continuously receive the largest tax breaks.
Immigration rose from the previous time period but because parts of Eastern Europe were restricted by the Soviet Union, 50% of the immigration came from the western hemisphere (Gerber 52, LeMay 15). Other parts if the world saw a loosening of authoritarian regime (Gerber 86). The 1975 fall of South Vietnam led to an influx of immigrant from South Vietnam (Vigdor 41). The Hispanic population also rose dramatically, replacing African Americans as the majority minority population (Gerber 90). However, the shift of industry in the United States caused immigrant to spread out throughout the country to states that have never dealt with mass immigration before (Gerber 89).
The standard of living rose tremendasly. It changed the whole outlook for families who had too move to the city so that they could work. It was one of the main contributions to the growth of cities. Early Industries were not too fond of their workers either so this also led to the rise of labor unions til this day they still exist. The Industrial Revolution was all about making things easier and faster in mass produce.
After the Civil War, there was a huge governmental sponsorship to thrust the growth of the economy, and this along with the open policy of the government toward immigration set the stage for huge numbers of immigrants to swarm into the country. Along with their labor, the immigrants after the Civil War brought their ways of lives and customs, which created much tension in the country and the workplace between them and natives. Mostly of Catholic faith, the newcomers were not welcomed kindly by the mostly Protestant persuasion of English and Irish descendants of America, who believed immigrants took their jobs and created competition among workers. As capitalists sponsored immigration to cheapen the labor pool, there were many clashes between the natives and new Americans. One such clash was ... ... middle of paper ... ... unions in the U.S. and the widely held belief that they were composed of foreigners causing discord and violence.
With the startling growth of immigration, in what seemed like overnight, immigrants were met with hostility as they were the target of religious differences as well as labor unrest, the promoted sentiment was termed, nativism. As the continuation of industrialization and urbanization sparked an increasing demand for a larger and cheaper labor force; an influx in immigrants from all over Europe, migrated in pursuit of higher wages. As the industrial revolution progressed, the country evolved from a rural agricultural society into an urban industrial nation. Capitalists now dominated the economy, sparking dramatic social, political, and economic tensions for immigrants. Although, the progressivism movement assisted immigrants by alleviating work conditions, immigrants were still left to face social and economic tension as they became the new competition for low wage earners and were ostracized for religious differences.
Marx and Engels responded to the pleas of the exploited working class with the publishing of the Communist Manifesto. It spoke of the booming urban population, the boundless metropolitan poverty, and the outrageous social inequalities. The manifesto was simply a reaction to the class struggle between the rich and the poor, the Have’s and the Have-Not’s. It was a call to action to end the exploitation of the proletariat, to overthrow the capitalists and create a perfect communist society. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century gave the societies of European states a new appearance by bringing about rapid transformation in both the workplace and the household.
However, factory based workplaces replaced the traditional patterns of work, which significantly increased the efficiency of manufactory industry, but on the other hand, labors met big problem, not only on the status of a master in their field, but also on the lower wages and longer working hours. American workers found that they had become “wage slaves”. In response of these changes, laborers started protesting the new revolution, resisted changes of older traditions of work,
The start of the 19th century Industrial Revolution started a chain reaction of changes throughout the country. There was a major change in the way people saw the world, no longer did society only depend on nature for basic survival. The development of machinery led to moving the work environment from the home into factories. Cities expanded and wealth among communities grew although; there was prosperity among some communities not all were so lucky. Members of rural communities moved into cities for a chance to prosper economically, but ended in despair as their children eventually were forced into labor, and their families were victims of discrimination.
Not because of me, but because we listened to our customers and employees.” What they did is a step up but the jobs they created were all located overseas which doesn’t help the unemployed worker to get a job. Their progress to aid unemployment is on a different path. If they want to generate a great accomplishment in building jobs for people they should start it first to the country where they were needed. Companies construct products that increases the economics but the factories that produce their products came from different parts of the world. Factories of companies located to other countries have a huge impact to America; it increases the unemployment and a big loss to the revenue of the U.S Government.
American consumers are buying these products that are made in other countries and the companies profits are continuing to rapidly increase. At the same time, people that are in the production field of work in America are losing their jobs because producers would rather pay foreign workers to get the job done for a much lower wage. When it comes down to it, one of the reasons our economy is suffering is because of outsourcing. Basically, it all comes down to money. The consumers don’t pay close enough attention to where the products are made.